Construction specialists perform and manage the construction of buildings, bridges, foundations, utility systems, dams, and bunkers. They manage, construct, repair, and modify structural systems and wooden, masonry, metal, and concrete buildings. They also oversee bridge building, rafting, and river crossing operations to coordinate the building of structures during combat. Construction specialists must have a working knowledge of carpentry and masonry.Explore this career outside the military
Construction specialists work indoors and outdoors on construction sites.
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Construction Specialists in the Military
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All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Job training for construction specialists consists of classroom and on-the-job instruction, including practice with carpentry and masonry tools. Training content varies depending on specialty, and may include: Basic construction methods and engineering principlesConstruction of wire obstaclesTypes and uses of construction joints and bracesUse of hand and power toolsHow to mix and set concrete, mortar, and plasterPrinciples and procedures for the safe use of explosivesBridge design and constructionRoad maintenance and repairRead More
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